EDITOR’S PICK: BEST SNOW/ICE TIRES
by Bruce W. Smith/ProPickup
A lot of contractors working in the Snow Belt ask about our recommendations for the best snow/ice tires for pickups, SUVs, cross-overs and vans.
The truth is any dedicated ice/snow tire will deliver far better traction (safety) than any all-season, A/T, or mud-type tire. The tread compound and tread design of a purpose-built snow tire provides far better steering control, acceleration and braking traction than other types of tires.
From our years of tire testing, winter driving experiences, and time spent at winter test facilities behind the wheel of pickups we’ve picked the brand/style tires we’d put on our own vehicles when the road surfaces turn white.
Any one of these tires will give your fleet’s trucks that added margin of safety needed when winter sets in:
Bridgestone Winter Dueler DM-Z3
Nokian Hakkapeliitta SUV 5
Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v